BrewHaMeister (178) - - MAY 9, 2014
3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
12oz bottle pours a clear golden amber with a thick pillow head that dissipated quickly with nice lacing. Aromas of dank, Mary Jane, citrus, spruce, floral, resin, and clove. Flavor is medium bitter with a peppery finish. Nice.
DickKabutkus (1) - - DEC 10, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle. Fine straw color with a grassy citrus aroma. Taste is bright with a little bite of grapefruit. Nice medium long finish. Very refreshing and easy drinkability.
probstblueribbon (3053) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 4, 2014
2.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
12 oz bottle from BOTW, served at cellar temperature in a tulip glass.
App.: Clear golden with a decent white head.
Aroma: Some leafy, resinous, peppery hops with a light citrus note and something savoury that is familiar but ethereal...might be vegetal (peas)??, light eucalyptus.
Palate: Medium body with moderate carbonation and an acidic astringency.
Flav.: Eucalyptus and honey, citrus, leafy/herbal notes, not much like the nose with an oddly sweet malt note; off-dry with decent bitterness and a mineral, eucalyptus and honey finish.
I think that this “Session IPA” category is a lousy trend. I find most offerings are a bit thin and unbalanced with odd hop contributions to both the aroma and flavour.
RSRIZZO (1870) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2014
1.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
12oz bottle (Courtesy of Headbanger) poured into a Shaker at 45°. Color is a bright clear gold with good carbonation and a small rocky head. Aroma is sour burnt orange. It has a lighter medium body with a crisp mouth feel. Flavor is a bit like the aroma, it comes across like dried orange peel that’s been burnt a bit of citrus and a mellow bitterness. After taste is smooth and bitter with the orange thing hanging on. Overall I don’t like it, I can’t put my finger on what this taste like but it shouldn’t be in beer.
cheap (4198) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 14, 2014
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
From a bottle has at first a somewhat lemon appeal that goes almost green citrus rind. Yellow like any pale beer. Yes, somewhat thinner ipa but make no mistake it does have a rather sharp hop kick. As the session continues I start to think its a tuffer apa. After each slug you get that piercing bright bitterness, now I’m thinken like a sharp pils? What a metamorphosis. Just like forcone.
Jow (2262) - New York, USA - NOV 10, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at random Irish pub. Pours light orange golden. Small head and light nose of pine. Tastes of basic pine, light citrus, resin, maybe some tropical fruit. Easy drinking touch thin. Light sweetness on finish.
bconch (295) - - NOV 5, 2014
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Golden yellow pour. Nose of ipa citrus. Taste starts very pale and turns decently bitter on finish. Not bad.
ElCapitan22 (133) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 2, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear golden color with nice lacing and great head retention. Smells floral, like lavendar. Tastes about the same....a solidly good ipa.
hfmejias (807) - Dover, Delaware, USA - OCT 31, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 Fl. Oz. Bootle. Poured gold, clear, nice white head and nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is hops, malts and some fruit. Taste has a nice slight bitterness combined with some malts. Super drinkable, nice sticky finish.
kerenmk (2549) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel Florentin. Thanks zvikar. Clear gold with white film. Floral hoppiness in the nose, sweetish, a little skunky in the mouth. Light body, slightly bitter finish.
DWestrick (442) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. pretty basic IPA - a great beer for folks making a gradual change from the macros. Still, a basic IPA is always a good choice